Bachelor of Music

Become the complete 21st century musician. Surround yourself with the finest professionals and scholars in their fields at one of the best music schools in Australia. The academic staff at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music are actively involved in the music industry, regularly performing nationally and overseas, with excellent international networks. As a result the Bachelor of Music at Monash is closely aligned to professional practice and full of opportunities to broaden your horizons.

A career in music

Music graduates work in a vast range of occupations, in the corporate and business sectors, arts industry, government and private sectors.

Many musicians work simultaneously in different roles to optimise their income stream. It is common for a graduate musician to work as a freelance performer, a recording artist, a composer for film or television, and/or a private tutor. This is why the music education offered at Monash University encompasses both specialisation and diversity. The School of Music excels in training musicians to the highest academic and professional standards.

Our music curriculum prepares students for the following areas of work:

Study overseas

Take master classes with top musicians, and perform at renowned venues in Prato, Italy or New York, USA.

Monash music students also have a huge range of study abroad opportunities from summer and winter intensives to semester-long programs and exchange.

Industry experience

With local and international partners, apply your expertise in music to any industry. Experience working in the music industry first-hand.

Double degrees

Our Bachelor of Music can also be taken as the following double degrees:

Interdisciplinary research

Whether you’re pursuing a career in academia, composition, industry, performance or teaching, undertake research at an undergraduate level with the support of the Centre for Undergraduate Research Initiatives and Excellence (CURIE). CURIE provides a range of interdisciplinary research experiences that supplement your studies and expand your networks.

How to apply?

In addition to applying for the Bachelor of Music, you'll need to register for an audition for performance streams, or an interview with folio for composition and creative music technology applicants.

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CRICOS code: 017113G